Group Exhibition: Un:sighted - Art Collector

Troy Mendham, Make the swell rise. Go home to the impulse. See red, Inherit the effort. Transmit this living. Reach the shore, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 178 x 102cm

Featuring works by 6 Melbourne-based artists, Un:sighted asks that you cast aside the human tendency to live almost exclusively through memory of the past and anticipation of the future, to let go and take time to look deeply.

Through paintings, tapestries, drawings, photographs and installations, these artists demonstrate the seductive power of abstract art to bring our attention to the present moment.

The exhibition title alludes to the difficulty of terms; ‘non-representative’, ‘reductive’, ‘non-objective’, ‘non-relational’, ‘unconstructed’, ‘non-compositional’… and to the myriad pathways of abstraction. It suggests an interest in the limits of the visual, and refers to a kind of blindness in historical writing about abstraction in Australian art.

Opening: 5-7pm Thursday 19 July
Exhibition closes: 28 July 2012
Location: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Contact: 03 9662 9966

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